Photos of gun that Kurt Cobain used to kill himself released by Seattle police

Cobain died in April 1994 at the age of 27

Seattle police have publicly released photographs showing the gun that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to kill himself.

Cobain died in April 1994 at the age of 27, with the official cause of death determined as suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. However, circumstances surrounding Cobain’s death have been the subject of conspiracy theories ever since.

Now the Seattle police department website has uploaded several photos showing cold case detective Mike Ciesynski holding the shotgun that was found at the crime scene.

The Associated Press reports that the pictures were taken in June 2015 and uploaded to the Seattle police computer system on March 3 of this year.

It is not known why the photos have now been released and the Seattle police have not yet offered further comment.

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The case surround Cobain’s death was reviewed in 2014 on the 20th anniversary of his passing. However, it was later closed again after it was deemed that there was no further evidence found that could change the original conclusion.

Cobain was the subject of documentary Montage Of Heck last year, directed by Brett Morgen.